Where To Pumpkin Pick in Lake County

By: Jonathan Jones 10/06/2020

When life gives you pumpkin, make pumpkin spice lattes.

“There are three things I’ve learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and the Great Pumpkin.” – Linus from the Peanuts.

Fall is has begun, and this is the time when people go pumpkin crazy. Pumpkin picking might be one of the most popular activities of the season.


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Whether you’re looking for a pumpkin to cut spooky Halloween shapes, give your dinner table some pizzazz with the enormous orange fruit, complete your cornucopia or just have a family fun fall adventure, Lake County has got you covered.

Here are some events, festivals and locations to view some fresh carve work and/or pick up your family pumpkin in Lake County.

Pumpkin Patches in Lake County


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"Have you come to sing pumpkin carols?" @didierfarms Pumpkinfest in #lincolnshire reopens this weekend ?! . . #prairieview #didier #pumpkins #pumpkinspice #pumpkinfest #fall #LetsGoLakeCounty #enjoyillinois #chicago #fallfeels #autumnftw #gourd #chicagoparent #lakecountyil #peanuts #linus #charliebrown #snoopy

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Didier Farms Pumpkinfest 16678 Aptkasic Rd., Lincolnshire Through October 31 INFO»

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove Through November 8 INFO»


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No avocados, but colorful! Huh, @knightonleah !? #grayslakefarmersmarket #gourds

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Lake County Farmers Markets

Peruse Lake County farmers markets as many remain open through the fall season. You can pick your pick pumpkin, carve in the face of Jack and pop in a lantern.

Kroll's Fall Farm Harvest Farm 13236 W. Town Line Rd., Waukegan INFO»

Patch 22 Pumpkins & Events 15900 Kelly Rd., Wadsworth INFO»

Pumpkin Fest at Country Bumpkin 27691 N. Gilmer Rd.

Rosie's Vegetable/Pumpkin Stand 4476 Belvidere Rd., Gurnee

Orange Fruit Parties in Lake County

Didier Farms Pumpkinfest in Lincolnshire


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Фермы и тыквы? ⠀ ⠀ Осень только началась, но все магазины уже создают настроение для Хэллоуина?Ева ждёт не дождётся, когда я уже дам ей наесться конфет наконец-то? ⠀ ⠀ Местные фермы начинают торговать тыквами и организовывают вокруг ярмарки разные движушки для детей?? ⠀ ⠀ Вообще вот эта американская манера на ровном месте из ничего устроить праздник не даёт мне тут умереть от скуки??? ⠀ ⠀ К примеру забег поросят?? ⠀ ⠀ Честно, если б мы там стояли с Евой сами...ну реально ничего такого, побежали свинки и ок, но кричащие мужики, женщины и дети??...Боже это просто не передать какие же они эмоциональные и веселые, ставят ставки на этих хрюшек, шутят и заливаются истерикой ну вот просто с ничего???В общем насмеялись сегодня на славу не смотря на плохую погоду?? ⠀ ⠀ Вход на ферму бесплатный, но любое движение типо мини зоопарка, поездить на лошадке, полазить на всяких зонах из сена, колёс, карусели и тд стоят 3-5 тикетов(1 тикет 1 доллар), если у вас ребёнок сидит в слинге, то за него тоже кстати заплатить придётся)) ⠀ ⠀ Тыкву можно выбрать на любой вкус и цвет, я не любитель ее ни в каком виде, мне просто нравится на них смотреть, какие «шедевры» создаёт природа? ⠀ ⠀ Вообще фермерские продукты конечно в 1000 раз вкуснее, чем магазинные, но и дороже естественно в разы?Еще вот эта манера все красиво раскладывать не даёт шанса удержаться от ненужных покупок?? ⠀ ⠀ Надеюсь у нас перестанет херачить этот дождь и я ещё куда-то обязательно заеду и нормально все покажу? ⠀ ⠀ #фермасша#жизньвсша#хеллоуин#тыквынаферме#ферма#чикаго#харьковвчикаго#helloween#жизньвамерике#осеньвчикаго#autumniscoming#autumninchicago#погодавчикаго#mylifeinusa#lifeinusa #америкаинсайд

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You haven’t lived unless you’ve been to Didier Farms Pumpkinfest. Everyone loves all the extravagant memories from the Lincolnshire/Prairie View Farm. The farm favorite features hayrides, pony rides, camel rides, kiddie rides, an exotic petting zoo, a parakeet exhibit, a corn maze and pig races (the sprinting porkies only gallop on the weekends). Don’t forget to visit Grandma D’s Bake Shop for scrumptious pies, cookies, fudge, homemade apple cider, kettle corn and pumpkin donuts. The farm’s doors are open through Saturday, October 31. The farm, originally purchased by John Link, the father of Mary Sue Didier, has been owned by a Didier descendant since 1912.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

Richardson Adventure Farm & Corn Maze in Spring Grove


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Pumpkin season is the best season! ? #pumpkins #cornmaze #richardsonfarm #fall #family

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You’ll be amazed by their maize mazes. Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze is known for having the world’s most massive corn maze. The Spring Grove area spans 33 acres of land and is equipped with 11 miles of trails. The design commemorates the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day gave a voice to an emerging public consciousness about the state of our planet, and since 1970, we’ve celebrated this holiday in the United States. Besides the famous maze, the Adventure Farm features another five mazes, a zip line, a pumpkin patch, ORBiting rides (a ride inside a giant 11-football), live pig races,  a wooded picnic area, free campfires, pedal carts, pedal trikes, a goat farm, a corn cabin and wagon rides. Richardson Farm is open through Sunday, November 8.

Richardson’s Adventure Farm & Corn Maze, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

Other Pumpkin Festivities


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Brian, Liz and I made another gourd-geous tower this year for the @chicagobotanic Fall Bulb Festival. See it in person this weekend!

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Grocery Stores for Pumpkin Purchase


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Tag us with your amazing pumpkin creations ? #lewisfreshmarket #halloween #fall #falldecor #pumpkin #pumpkincarving #health #produce #waukegan #groceryshopping #grocerystore

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If you are an Ebenezer Scrooge during the fall season, here’s where the quick route (and less adventurous way) in picking up your pumpkin in Lake County,

Jewel-Locations in Lake County

Lewis Fresh Market Locations Trader Joes locations Mariano’s Fresh Market Locations Sunset Foods Locations Whole Foods Locations Don’t forget #NationalPumpkinDay is October 26. For more information about pumpkins in Lake County, click here. 

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